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La Jolla Shores Park

8300 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (145 reviews)
“la jolla shores” (179 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
8300 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The views are wonderful and it is a great play area for children steps away from the beach. The scenic views of the beach are awesome.

Thank Nosha22
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a fantastic time last week in San Diego. While there I took my Boys to LJSP.Very nice beach in LaJolla, plenty of open space, playground and showers.Can't wait to return.

Thank andrescott7
Reviewed 5 days ago

Trying to find parking is a bit of a nightmare. However, once you settle in, the beach is great. Everything is so clean. The restrooms are the cleanest that I have experienced in a public park. Close to amenities, food, rental (surf, bikes, etc.) places.

Thank Holly P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Even in a cloudy rainy day in the winter this place is great for a long walk by the ocean. A lot of surfers wait patiently to catch their wave. The beach is really empty otherwise during the winter.

Thank George P
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can come for here walk, swim, surf, picnic, BBQ or play some sport games or whatever :-). I really enjoyed it there!

Thank 6PetraH7
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Jolla Shores is my favorite place in all San Diego and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. There are cliffs rising to Torrey Pines state park to the North and the caves to the south to explore in a kayak with...More

1  Thank sdkatie63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just magnificent shores with all the beautiful scenery of the cliffs and wildlife all around you. Great places to eat and shopping too!

Thank Bmood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beach with enough space for everyone. You can go for a stroll on the beach and walk to the other beaches from there during low tide. Not many restaurants or bars nearby so bring your own drinks and food.

Thank Chan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this park. It overlooks the beach and ocean. It is only a few yards away from the cove where you can watch the sea lion's bask in the sun. Wonderful place to play frisbee, or just sit and watch people

Thank yogiiam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we walked along this beach, it was too cold even at the end of May to sunbathe. The surfers were out in force. It is not a soft sandy beach, but is allright for walking, but not much in the way of toilet facilities.

Thank Joseph241
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Donna T
We plan to attend Grunion Run this Friday June 9 at La Jolla Shores or the Scripps Pier. I know La Jolla Shores beach is really busy during the day. Where is a good place to park for the grunion Run and How early should we arrive to get a parking spot? Thanks.
7 June 2017|
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Response from JoAnn H | Reviewed this property |
There's a parking lot that fills fast during the day and for sunset (and probably during the grunion runs). There is free street parking however, just plan to walk a few blocks. Don't forget to drop a pin so you don't... More
Hi, we are going to be in San Diego from 7th April for about 9 days. My teenage daughter is hoping to do some sunbathing and swimming in the sea. What are the chances of that given average temperatures mid April? What's it there like now? Any swimmers in the sea???
25 March 2017|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sunbathing should be ok, the temperatures during the day are quite warm, even right now, provided there is no cloud cover or even fog. The water temperature of the Pacific Ocean is generally not very warm, especially not... More
We are going to be there January 5-7 - does anyone have any experience with the beach that time of year?
8 November 2016|
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Response from john g | Reviewed this property |
It's nice all year, but the waters going to be 60 degree's. Growing up here we always thought it was funny when the tourist went swimming in the winter, But heck, might be your first time in the Pacific Ocean. You can rent... More